The Smokies - Top Destination for Pancakes

See how the flapjack-hungry Smokies stack up by the numbers
Article: Cory Bordonaro

1:500
Gatlinburg's pancake house-to-resident ratio (though the population can swell from 4,000 to 40,000 with hotcake-loving visitors).

4,800
Pancakes flipped on a busy day at the Pancake Pantry in Gatlinburg (SL readers' top choice in our Facebook poll).

55 cents
The price of a stack of Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pancakes at the Pancake Pantry in 1960, when it opened as the area's first pancake joint.

145
Number of seats at the Log Cabin Pancake House (our readers' No. 2 choice in our poll) in Pigeon Forge, where they claim a wait time of 20 minutes or less, even on a busy day.

20
Ounces of buttermilk batter used to make a foot-wide All You Can Eat flapjack at Little House of Pancakes.

30
Gallons of Royale Sauce made per month at Log Cabin Pancake House.

3
People entrusted with the Royale Sauce recipe at the Log Cabin Pancake House's Gatlinburg location. This cream cheese-based sauce is top secret!

407
Calories in the 2-oz. cup of butter served up with each plateful of hotcakes at Flapjacks Pancake Cabin. But go ahead and indulge—calories don't count on vacation, right?

500-600
Hungry souls served at Flapjacks during a busy day in peak season. Some days it can even reach 1,000.

4, 8, or 15
Silver dollar pancakes per order at the Log Cabin Pancake House. (You get more bang for your silver buck than you might think: These generous mini-cakes are a good bit bigger than a standard Susan B. Anthony.)

24
Gallons of made-from-scratch batter consumed at the Log Cabin Pancake House in Pigeon Forge on a typical peak-season weekday.

3
Number of Flapjacks Pancake Cabin establishments in one city (Gatlinburg).

20
Minutes it takes the Baked Apple Pancake at Atrium Pancakes to cook to down-to-the-core perfection. With a crispy crust and bushel of Granny Smith flavor per bite, this dish could pass for an apple pie even if it wasn't slathered with homemade apple syrup.

25
Varieties of pancakes served at Atrium Pancakes in Gatlinburg. Most popular? The Caribbean Pancakes, with bananas, walnuts, and coconut. It's served with whipped butter.

650
Gallons of syrup made in-house per year at Mountain Lodge Restaurant in Gatlinburg.